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Canterbury Cathedral (POSTPONED)

July 21, 2018 : 10:00 am4:30 pm

The visit to Canterbury Cathedral on 21st July 2018 has sadly been postponed until 2019

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Canterbury Cathedral

For more details email Tony Arnold for this event.

PGG visit to Canterbury Cathedral.

The gardens around Canterbury Cathedral have always played an important role in the lives of its residents. Ever since the Benedictine monks settled here, the 1.5 acre garden behind the then priory (now Deanery) has been used as a garden. The first maps already show a garden in this area, which means it has been gardened on for well over 1,000 years. The gardens were used to grow crops, medicinal herbs, hops and fruit for the monks, but were also used as an area to reflect in. Even now most gardens produce fruit and vegetables for their residents.

The public spaces around the Cathedral are filled with walled gardens and areas that have been planted up with herbaceous perennials, unusual shrubs and trees. The new infirmary garden is located within the ruins of the infirmary. Here an array of arid plants have been introduced, including Echium, Agave and Pseudopanax.

Another recent project can be found in the herb garden, where the plant labels have technology that can show the visitor the entry of that plant in Gerrard’s Herbal from 1597. Visitors to the Cathedral gardens will find modern planting schemes in an ancient setting.


10.00 – 10.30 Arrive.
10.30 – 11.15 Introduction and talk.
11.15 – 13.15 Guided tour of gardens.
13.30 – 14.30. Lunch; Provided.
14.30 – 16.00. Own time to visit Cathedral.
16.00 Tea and cake; Depart.

Address details

Canterbury Cathedral, The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH
There is no parking on site, but paid parking throughout city, and park and ride is best to use.

For more details email Tony Arnold for this event.


July 21, 2018
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
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Steve Elstub
01223 333270


Canterbury Cathedral
The Precincts
Canterbury, Kent CT1 2EH United Kingdom
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